19 July 2019 by: Macleod Simmonds
Macleod Simmonds, were highly commended in the “Best Use of Technology” category at the 2019 Construction News Awards in a glittering ceremony held on Thursday 11th July at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Construction News Awards
Established in 1996, The Construction News Awards showcase the very best in the industry and have become the most prestigious and coveted awards in the construction sector. The awards are judged by clients who are selected based on their links to businesses who enter and therefore are technical experts in the field. In a rigorous process, the judges initially score the original entry with finalists then presenting their entry to a panel of judges.
Competing against several top UK firms, Macleod Simmonds were highly commended in the “Best Use of Technology” category for their pioneering sub surface radar imaging technology, which the firm researched and developed over the last 10 years. The radar technology essentially produces accurate pin-point information on the position and depth of buried features or utilities that could clash with highway improvements, enabling potential conflicts to be ironed out before construction begins.
This revolutionary technology has played a vital part in major national construction projects including many London Cycle Superhighway schemes, the redevelopment of London’s Aldgate Circus and across the UK’s busiest highways and airport runways.It has resulted in huge time and cost savings for the projects concerned, along with health and safety benefits as the technology negates the need for workers to enter the carriageway and manually carry out the scanning process.
On being highly commended at the awards ceremony, Managing Director, Craig Simmonds said
“The team really deserved this fantastic accolade, the passion they have all shown in delivering what I can only describe as the ‘best in class’ survey results, have proven once again to change the way major infrastructure projects are delivered. I am so proud of all of them.”
Macleod Simmonds Limited
Macleod Simmonds operate at the forefront of the above and below ground surveying industry. Our precise, reliable geospatial expertise helps our clients, which includes Transport for London, major UK airports and Woking Borough Council, in accurately modelling their environments. Our passion for utilising the latest technology, combined with the deployment of our own proprietary software, allows us to provide cost-effective, efficient and accurate measurement data clients can rely on.
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